Hip Cuisine

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 7 reviews )

Clayton Mall en Calle al Hospital (at Calle Hill), Panama City, Panama

Serves meat, vegan options available. With an outlet in Balboa as well this one in Clayton. Health food restaurant inside shopping center. Offers salads, entrees, build-yo-own bowl, and sushi; also smoothies and juices. Sample vegan choices include vegan tartare, stuffed mushrooms, vegan tacos, stuffed plantains, and minestrone soup.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Raw, Juice bar, Fusion, Latin American, Panamanian, Non-veg

7 Reviews

First Review by Siup

Wasn't as good as I thought it would be - Edit

I had seen their menu and although their vegan options are limited, I was excited to try some of their dishes. I finally had the opportunity to go and tried their black bean stuffed plantain. This dish was just OK, nothing really spectacular and way too overpriced for what it was.

Updated from previous review on 2017-12-04

Cons: Expensive, limited vegan menu,regular tasting food

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didn't live up to my expectations - Edit

First of all many times I've gone and the place is randomly closed or "the chef hasn't got there" and I have to leave. Also their vegan options aren't like super delicious and the portion sizes are microscopic and very expensive. Not the best place for vegans.

Pros: nice location/look

Cons: not the best food, pricey, not the best service

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great vegan food - Edit

good flavors , really gourmet food, here you can find better food that in many just vegan restaurants, and the good new for vegans are that they separate everything when they cook vegan use different knife , different pan etc... and also made me very happy that they are pet friendly .

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Hip Cuisine - Edit

While on vacation in Panama City Panama, I decided to try one of the vegan restaurants, Hip Cuisine. It is located in the business district near the beach. It is one the second floor of a building among other cool businesses.

I ordered the Hamburguesa Vegetariana Hip sandwich for $12.00 (American dollars). The sandwich does not come with any sides so I order some vegetables. There is a chalkboard that has the message” Patient! good things take time.” I was a little confused when my order was given to me rather quickly.

The presentation was great, I hope you can see the photo. However, my first bite was a disappointment. The bun was cold in spots. Seems like the bun was frozen at one point and put in the refrigerator. The ingredients of the sandwich was not any better, it was less than warm. Sadly, I cannot recommend this restaurant.

Pros: Location

Cons: Cost of food and service does not match

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Cool place but food is missing something - Edit

I've been there 3 times and the place is cool and service is nice. The problem is that food needs imprvement. The first time I tried a wrap, it wasn't good, it was too tasteless. The second time I had a guacamole and same, small tasteless. 3rd time I just went to eat desserts and they were good, but sincerely I can get better vegan desserts for a better price in other places. Something I didn't like too much was that the people working there doesn't even know wich ingredients are vegan or not, and the place is not totally vegan but they are aiming to be a vegan friendly and healthy place so it's weird that they don't tell their staff about it. I asked if the chips were vegan and the cook told me no...I asked for the bag and the bag itself said they were vegan, and also checked on the ingredients and they were.

Pros: The place is nice, Service is great, Good desserts

Cons: The food is not that good, Too expensive for what you get

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Good experience - Edit

I had the spaghetti zucchini and it was excellent. Highly recommend. The smoothie with red beets (I forget the name) was very good too. But my date had a green smoothie that was weird and served in a bottle. I assume it was not made fresh...Recommend ordering something fresh.

Pros: Food-Zucchini spaghetti, smoothie with beets , Cuisine, Friendly service

Cons: Green smoothie, No English but not positive-my Spanish is passable

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Nice place bad food - Edit

The place is very nice, in a cool food court. Staff nice. I am very sorry to say that, but my dinner was very disappointing. My husband and I had spring rolls (10 dollars for 4 small pieces filled with basically just salad), the hip salad (so little and so basic), a veggie burger (awful, dry and tasteless) and a blueberry muffin (burnt and bitter!). I hate when people say vegan food is tasteless and sad, but places like this one make people think a vegan diet is poor. After dinner, I was still hungry and we paid 46 dollars to starve... Not recommended.

Pros: cool location , nice staff

Cons: expensive , tasteless burnt food , you starve

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